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Effective trial language: clearing away the noise

June 13, 2019

By Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV Daniel Small BridgeTower Media Newswires Too many lawyers talk too much. Judges and jurors are, metaphorically speaking, drowning in words. Some of these words are helpful, but many are completely unnecessary. Those unnecessary ...

Ethical obligations of prosecutors in misdemeanor cases

June 13, 2019

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires I came across a headline I assumed at first glance was an Onion article or some other type of satire. It had to be. The ABA Journal headline stated something I’ve always assumed was simply a given: “Prosecutors ...

Why your law firm should be using Instagram

June 13, 2019

Traci Gentilozzi 360 legal solutions PLLC When we talk about using social media to promote a law practice, the three usual suspects come to mind: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. But there is another extremely powerful social media platform that many law firms ...

Surprise! Your new lawyer gig mandates marketing

June 13, 2019

Carolyn Lavin BridgeTower Media Newswires You’ve earned the degree, passed the bar, and landed a gig. But moving up in the lawyer world takes more - understanding of basic marketing principles. Although a crucial piece of the puzzle for long-term business ...

The 'bird' has the last word in traffic stop

June 13, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek We’ve all wanted to give someone a piece of our mind after a perceived grievance. Most of us can rein it in and let our frustrations out after the incident is over. That was not the case in June 2017 when Debra Cruise-Gulyas was ...

Diversity in law firms is often only for appearance

June 13, 2019

Henry Ibe The legal community is bogged down with the constant problem of resolving the issue of diversity or the lack thereof in law firms. However, is diversity and inclusion truly a goal or is it a topic that allows law firms to pay lip service to the notion ...